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NASA's CloudSat Mission -- Audio Clips
04.18.06
 
A NASA cloud-watching mission called CloudSat is scheduled to launch on April 21 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission will study the structure and composition of clouds, and help us better understand our climate, weather and water supply.

More information on the mission is at www.nasa.gov/cloudsat .
Listen to the CloudSat podcast

CUT 1 - CLOUDSAT PROJECT MANAGER TOM LIVERMORE OF JPL DESCRIBES WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION THE MISSION WILL PROVIDE.
Running time: :17
OUT: "GOING TO BE"
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Transcript of CUT 1: "We will know more about the internal structure of clouds, and therefore we will be able to predict better where, for instance, storms are going to track. We'll be able to predict better where the water resources are going to be in the future. We'll be able to predict better how intense storms are going to be."


CUT 2 - CLOUDSAT PROJECT MANAGER TOM LIVERMORE SAYS DATA FROM THE MISSION WILL BE TURNED INTO IMAGES.
Running time: :19
OUT: "VERY ACTIVE"
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Transcript of CUT 2:
"Hopefully, we'll be able to see this on our weather forecasts that come in the evening, how much water is in these big storms as they come through. A new slice through the clouds, you'll be able to see a slice through the clouds that says look at this storm, it's got all this water in it, and it's cold or it's warm, and it's going to create this huge storm, versus look at these clouds over here that don't have much water content and aren't very active."